Groundwork Leeds have created a communal shed to bring men together to share skills and experiences, make things and make friends. The ‘shed’ is actually a unit at Barkston House in Holbeck, but it is fully equipped with everything you might need for a bit of carpentry, wood turning or whittling.
Men In Sheds is the latest project from Groundwork Leeds and is being run in conjunction with Age UK. Aimed at over 55s, the project will bring men from different backgrounds together, build confidence and skills and counter social isolation.
The Shed is more than just a workshop; it’s a space to socialise, share skills and knowledge, or just have a cup of tea and a biscuit. And it’s free.
Groundwork are also keen to here from men with woodworking expertise who can act as mentors within the project.